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Ban VHP, Bajrang Dal, says BJP ally SBSP

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

A BJP ally in the government has blamed the and the for Monday's mob violence in Bulandshahr that killed a and a local resident and demanded they should be banned.

(SBSP) said the two organisations are creating a rift between Hindus and Muslims with an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

"The and the are responsible for the unfortunate incident in Bulandshahr. They did not follow the law and should be banned, Rajbhar, who is part of the state cabinet, said.

He said he would meet and ask him to ban such organisations.

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad called his demand a publicity gimmick.

"They only indulge in creating a rift between Hindus and Muslims. All this is going on just in view of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, said.

The temple-mosque issue is raked for gaining political mileage," he said, referring to the demand for the construction of a Ram temple at the disputed Ayodhya site.

alleged that and had not run the state efficiently.

"Had they run the state properly, this situation would not have come. It is their failure due to which the BJP has come to power," he said.

Reacting to the Rajbhar's demand to ban the organisation, said the was acting as if he was present at the spot.

Such a cheap publicity gimmick by a is against constitutional values," he said.

He demanded that the must take action against the minister.

"Such a statement, when the probe is on, can influence the outcome. Everyone is sad over this unfortunate incident. This is an attempt to defame the government as well as these organisations.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 19:45 IST